(Hex Hall Series #1)
Author: Rachel Hawkins
Publication Date: March 2nd 2010
Age Range: Young Adult
Three years ago, Sophie Mercer discovered that she was a witch. It's gotten her into a few scrapes. Her non-gifted mother has been as supportive as possible, consulting Sophie's estranged father--an elusive European warlock--only when necessary. But when Sophie attracts too much human attention for a prom-night spell gone horribly wrong, it's her dad who decides her punishment: exile to Hex Hall, an isolated reform school for wayward Prodigium, a.k.a. witches, faeries, and shapeshifters.
By the end of her first day among fellow freak-teens, Sophie has quite a scorecard: three powerful enemies who look like supermodels, a futile crush on a gorgeous warlock, a creepy tagalong ghost, and a new roommate who happens to be the most hated person and only vampire student on campus. Worse, Sophie soon learns that a mysterious predator has been attacking students, and her only friend is the number-one suspect.
As a series of blood-curdling mysteries starts to converge, Sophie prepares for the biggest threat of all: an ancient secret society determined to destroy all Prodigium, especially her..
So, I finally got around to reading Hex Hall, and let me tell you, I literally flew through this book. It was really quick paced, and kept my attention throughout the book.
The characters are great. I really liked Sophie. She is so sweet, and just an all around great friend. I love that she stuck up for her friend, even it it meant everyone else being against her. She also kind of reminded me of myself, with the getting into trouble without actually meaning to. ;)
The other characters in this book were well thought out also. I enjoyed Jenna, Archer, and even the mean girls, Elodie and her crew.
This book kept me guessing right up to the end. (I was wrong in my guess too.) I read it in less than 24 hours, it was that good. I can't wait to read the next book, Demonglass! Happy Reading!